Without Me is presented in the black box. Live, a checklist is drawn up here, of observations and experiences within the black theatre space and in the world outside. It is as well an exploration of the insignificance of the existence of a single human life as an exercise in being present. Every sentence added to the summary emphasises the woman’s potential absence by the repetition of ‘without me’. At the same time, she becomes increasingly visible and audible.
“The initial idea for Without Me originated back in 2016, when I was in my final year at the Institute for Performative Arts in Maastricht. This version of the performance consisted of a pre-recorded CD, played live. In response to Without, I reopened and presented this work in 2019 as a live, spoken version.”
Vinny Jones, David Weber-Krebs, Hannah Loewenthal, Antwan Cornelissen, SoAP Maastricht